Adolfo Perez-DuranFor most midsize telecom operators, the process of buying and selling wholesale services is, manual. In some cases, hundreds of emails and documents must be exchanged in order to go from an inquiry to the actual implementation of a service, dragging the sales cycle out days or even weeks. This extended timeframe wastes resources, increases errors, and leads to a low sales conversion rate. When inefficient processes become the norm, it’s time for a change. No one has ever [...]
Infonas Selects Cataworx Pre-Sales Automation Platform for their Wholesale Data Connectivity ServicesBrian HedstromCataworx Inc., a telecommunications software technology vendor, is excited to announce their selection as a technology partner for the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Showcase demonstrations presented at MEF18 global networking event held Oct 29 to Nov 2 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.
Brian Hedstrom Cataworx is excited to announce the release of their intent-driven pre-sales automation platform which significantly accelerates product searches, serviceability/address validation and quoting. Their solution is targeted to CSPs delivering agile, assured and orchestrated next generation connectivity services. Cataworx platform automates much of the present day manual pre-sales processes CSPs face. CSPs benefit through increasing their wholesale revenue, accelerating time-to-revenue, reducing IT and operational costs while improving their customer/partner user experience. Securely publish offerings into a customer-facing catalog Natural language catalog search [...]
Brian HedstromOn the heels of their success at MEF 17 in November, Cataworx has joined the MEF Community as a startup Member. At MEF 17 Cataworx showcased their MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata interface implementation for a federated product catalog which simplifies searches, service availability/feasibility checks and real-time quote generation while providing real-time pre-sales analytics reporting. “We are very excited about the MEF 3.0 vision for defining, delivering and orchestrating next generation connectivity services across multiple provider networks”, said Brian Hedstrom, Co-founder [...]
Brian HedstromCataworx, a software telecom startup redefining how communications service providers buy and sell wholesale services, today announced the beta release of their pre-sales enablement software platform. Cataworx Product Modeler -- the first component to be released as part of the platform -- provides a simplified approach to defining Carrier Ethernet wholesale services based on MEF industry standards. The Modeler produces common, standards-based product specifications which provide the common language operators have been waiting for in the Request For Proposals [...]
Adolfo Perez-DuranAccording to research firm Vertical Systems, the top three providers of Carrier Ethernet services for 2016 are Orange, Colt and AT&T. The fact that they operate markets in three different countries is an indication of a global nature of the CE market and the fact that no single operator has a global footprint. Operators must buy and sell wholesale services from and to other operators. The problem is that the process of buying and selling is largely manual which leads [...]
Brian HedstromBoulder CO startup Cataworx recently contributed to the acceleration of the development of the LSO Sonata interface in the context of the MEF Euro17 LSO Hackathon in Frankfurt Germany. MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) aims at automating the entire lifecycle of connectivity services. In particular, services orchestrated across multiple provider networks. The LSO Sonata east-west interface supports the management and operations between two network providers at the Business Support System layer. MEF is currently focused on advancing development of the [...]
Brian HedstromBoulder CO startup Cataworx is excited to announce their acceptance into the 2017 Founder’s Institute business incubator. Follow us along this journey, as we’ll be sharing our progress and successes through our blog. Brian Hedstrom, Co-founder and CEO, says “Service Providers are eager to accelerate their transition to a digital eco-system of self serve, on-demand interconnected dynamic network services. To reach this goal, their day-to-day operations and support systems must evolve to a scalable, agile and software driven technology.” Cataworx, has [...]